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Hoarding Ideas

Organized Confusion Walking the dogs through our neighbourhood this morning, I passed the house of a man who obviously collects bits and pieces of junk. I thought, as you do, that I’m a collector of worthless trivia, in the hopes … Continue reading

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He Came in Through the Kitchen Window

In 1983, I experienced what it feels like to be violated. It had been a hot summer’s day, quite sweltering for North Vancouver. We went to bed, and I left the kitchen window slightly ajar, to let the cooler night … Continue reading

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Our Gang – October 14, 1978

Toronto, Ontario, Canada In 1978, we lived in St. Catharines, Ontario. On a whim, we went to Toronto and stayed at the King Edward Hotel for the weekend. We went to a play: The Incredible Murder of Cardinal Tosca – … Continue reading

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W R Best Grade 8 School Trip – May 1964

Guess where? Bridge to Hull over Ottawa River Peace Tower view of Ottawa Champlain Lookout in the Gatineau Hills Mackenzie King’s cottage My friends Ena and Dennis: the beginning of their lifelong friendship.

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A Day at the Vice-Principal’s Office

I’m going to share a strange memory of Mr Dryden, Vice-Principal in charge of student discipline. During my first semester in Grade 9 (1964), I was standing on the sidelines of a Vikings football game. My friend, Dennis (last name … Continue reading

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Sudbury: a “Deja Vu” Moment

Looking for Father In 2006, during my six month return to Canada from the UK, I decided to take a bus ride to Sudbury. I was looking for where my father lived. (This was before I found out when he’d … Continue reading

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Traversing a Memory Bank

Readers of my posts will have noticed over the years that advertising catches my eye. Sometimes the image is so fleeting that if you blink, you’ll miss it. Such is the latest Chevrolet Traverse ad featuring a hockey coach from … Continue reading

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